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Dec 10, 2013 12:00am EST
been elected and the inauguration. we have heard travel was ethical, but it is unusual in the modern age. what skills did she bring to this job? >> in some ways the transition to the governor's mansion in atlanta was big. she did get the chance to take on issues and do the kinds of things first ladies do at the white house, albeit at a smaller level. on one hand they were washington outsiders coming to a town where they had not spent much time, but also they had that experience as governor, which she used as a foundation for what she expected to do as first lady. >> we had many books on first ladies. he says, under rosalynn carter the office of first lady completed its metamorphosis into a vital white house organ. previous first ladies had done campaigning, but none had preceded with the professionalism as rosalynn carter and her staff. the full-time east wing position grew by almost 30%, but she used the staff differently to expand on traditional and entertainment functions. >> when she grew up, almost during her entire childhood the first lady of the united states was eleanor roose
Dec 3, 2013 12:00am EST
particularly to have the mandate of a popular election as the only appointed president, almost a president with an asterisk next to his name. >> she may have supported his bid for the white house but when they first met she didn't know she was getting a politician. is that true? >> that's what she says. it's hard for me to believe she was totally naive. jerry ford was the big man on campus. the local hero from high school days playing football. it's not terribly surprising he should decide to go into public life. but there is no doubt she was surprised. they were married in october 1948. >> and on twitter did the ford's schedule their wedding for october 15 after the republican congressional primary and why? >> the simple answer is yes. have you to know west michigan to appreciate. west michigan more than now was a very culturally conservative place. a place where the dutch reform church held sway. a ford who was certainly conservative ff nevertheless was running against an entrenched republican encome bent who opposed the mar alcohol plan. he was one of those returning veterans who had seen th
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